Motorcyclist Dead After Three-Vehicle Crash in Volusia County
A crash involving at least three vehicles, including one motorcycle, left a single person dead and several others injured in Volusia County on the afternoon of Saturday, April 26th. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the motorcycle accident, which occurred at close to 4:20 in the afternoon, happened along State Road 415, close to where this road intersects with Reed Ellis Road. At this time, a 71-year-old New Smyrna Beach resident was riding their motorcycle down the northern lanes of State Road 415.
It is not clear what exactly took place, but the reports from the authorities suggested that when the motorcyclist reached a curve along S.R. 415 they lost control of their vehicle. Before they were able to regain this control, the motorcycle crossed over a grassy median separating the northern and southern lanes of the roadway, suddenly appearing before the traffic heading southbound on the roadway.
Still out of control, the 71-year-old motorcyclist then collided with two cars, one after the other. It is not clear if the driver’s of these cars had seen the motorcyclist before they entered the southern lanes or if they only saw the motorbike careening towards them in the brief moment just before the accident. Either way, the force of the collision was severe and resulted in severe injuries being suffered by the motorcyclist as well as less severe injuries being sustained by the drivers of the two other cars.
Paramedics and EMTs were among the first to respond to the reports of the accident. They reached the area shortly afterwards and began to administer medical attention to those involved in the crash. Due to the severity of the incident and their injuries, the motorcyclist was not able to be saved. They were declared dead at the scene of the accident.
The drivers of the two cars, while not seriously injured, both sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident. The medical teams that arrived treated both of these individuals for these injuries. It is not known if they were transported to nearby hospitals or if their injuries were able to be treated at the scene of the accident.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.